The Battle of Utrecht 2013
The Battle of Utrecht 2013 was held on 29 September in Utrecht Netherlands, just before the upcoming World Championship in Benidorm ( 24-27 oct.)
This year there were clubs from the Netherlands, England, Belgium and France ( 328 competitors). All the European and World champions of all the ITF organizations of the Netherlands took part in this tournament; they competed in sparring, pattern and pre-arranged held for youth, juniors and seniors. There is a special team of security members responsible to control the spectators and competitors.
The Battle of Utrecht is one of the biggest and very competitive tournament in the Netherlands, every year we have other countries. For example :Sabum Doulay Lylian 4th degree from France who won the 1st place pattern.
Masters Thomas Denis and Wijnand Tapilatu and International Umpire Sabum Annick from Belgium were also present.
Just like the last year, instead of square numbers on every competition area we had different color tablecloths so all the kids could find there field very easy, go to the red-blue-yellow-purple… field. Also this year there was a big screen for the competitors, coaches and of course the spectators. So it was very clear which category was competing on what square on that moment.
In the pause there was a lottery for the audience .The lucky persons received very nice prizes; Taekwon-Do bags, a pad for training, Taekwon-Do book, several posters with pattern 1-9, safety equipment . Sponsored by the Top Ten distributor and Academie Gelderland.
The Taekwon-Do club Van Breul who just joined ITF Netherlands won the Overall Cup.
The organizer of the championship Master James Tjin-A-Ton and his wife Liesbeth Willems and the volunteers from his club Taekwon-Do IN NAE DO KWAN were very happy.
Next Battle of Utrecht Sunday 4 October 2014
Master James Tjin-A-Ton
Taekwon-Do IN NAE DO KWAN